Margaux Hymel

Artist + Margaux Hymel

As a New Orleans native, I am so proud to be apart of this culturally thriving city. There is no better place to be as an artist, and I find inspiration on a daily basis walking through these enriching streets. After receiving my MFA from LSU, I moved to the Garden District where I currently work out of my home studio.

Working almost entirely in acrylic, I create large-scale figurative paintings on canvas. Having several wonderful gay friends who are drag queens, I have been exposed to private dressing rooms before their show. Enamored with the dazzling two-hour transformations and impressed by the talent and dedication it took to create these costumes, I found a spark to represent this world in my ongoing series “Painted Ladies” and “Costumes and Queens”. My paintings explore the notion that gender is no longer black and white but an array of colors as expressed through the use of bright color schemes. My work showcases the fun in expressing oneself and toy with the concept of androgyny. I generally create my works based on imagination using ideas from memories, photos, or sights around the city.

In my most current series, I am creating my own interpretation of tarot using drag queens as a motif. The "Drag Tarot Series" incorporates the themes of Tarot card reading and the artistic expression of Drag to blend together these two very popular elements found in New Orleans. 

Please visit my website: gaux-gaux.com Follow me on Instagram and Twitter: @gauxgauxart

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Painting
Jessica Strahan
A Snowbird's Winter
Michael Eble Painting
Michael Eble
Golden Light
Anne Blenker Painting
Anne Blenker
Kanzeon I, II & III
Rachel Rice-Baham Painting / Mixed Media
Rachel Rice-Baham
Cypress Bayou
Louise Guidry Encaustic / Monotype / Painting / Printmaking
Louise Guidry
NO DNA: Jacque
Sean Randall Painting
Sean Randall
Lenny
Lionel Milton Elleone
Painting / Street Art
Lionel Milton
Tickled Pink
Julie Silvers Julie Silvers Art
Painting
Julie Silvers
The Cathedral
Ceaux . Ceaux Artwork
Painting
Ceaux .
Summer Song
Anne McLeod Painting
Anne McLeod
Let Go
Bryan Brown Art by Bryan Brown
Painting
Bryan Brown
Slice of Earth - Plains
Ella Albrecht Painting
Ella Albrecht
Samsara
Connor McManus Mixed Media / Painting
Connor McManus
Flying Fish III
George Dolgy Painting
George Dolgy
Landscape
Debbie Boyd Painting
Debbie Boyd
Ernie K-Doe: Emperor of the Universe
Gabriel Flores New Orleans Paint and Design
Painting / Street Art
Gabriel Flores
Simple Instructions
Bruce Corona Drawing / Mixed Media / Painting
Bruce Corona
Faces of Tribes
Kevin Elder Painting
Kevin Elder
Continuing to Unfold
Rebecca Birtel Madura Painting
Rebecca Birtel Madura
Esplanade Ave.
Lyla Clayre Illustration / Painting
Lyla Clayre
Pauger Street
Paige DeVries Painting
Paige DeVries
Ivy
Rebekah May Painting
Rebekah May
Shotgun in Treme
Queen Hope Parker Queen Hope Poetic Art
Painting
Queen Hope Parker
Woman #1
Toné Lowe Painting
Toné Lowe
Meeting Notes # 62
Sean Clark Painting
Sean Clark
Infinite Sadness
Jeremy Paten Mixed Media / Painting
Jeremy Paten
Carnival Crawfish
Rannie Howard Painting
Rannie Howard
Orangina Princesse de Broglie
Rayne Bories Painting
Rayne Bories
Neighborhood Committee
Ember Soberman Painting / Mixed Media
Ember Soberman
Pidgeontown Steppers
Stephanie Reed Painting
Stephanie Reed
James Brown
Jeff Morgan Painting
Jeff Morgan
A Portait of Josephine Louise Newcomb
Maddie Stratton Painting
Maddie Stratton
Cafe DuMonde
Connie Kittok Painting
Connie Kittok
Carousel Bar
Nurhan Gokturk Illustration / Painting
Nurhan Gokturk
Honeymoon Memories
Lee Morais Painting
Lee Morais
Harley Baby
Rise Delmar Ochsner Painting
Rise Delmar Ochsner
Aquamarine Blooms
Lori Sperier Mixed Media / Painting
Lori Sperier
I am Enough
Nancy Wolfe Kimberly Gator Girl Art
Painting
Nancy Wolfe Kimberly
Uptown Ruler
Nicole Ockmond Painting
Nicole Ockmond
Naturia Piper
Leeaux . Illustration / Painting
Leeaux .
Aerial Study #2
Kristen Albrecht Mixed Media / Painting
Kristen Albrecht
White On White #5
Brent Houzenga Painting
Brent Houzenga
Chartreuse
Brett Henderson Painting
Brett Henderson
Slim Harpo
Lucille Anderson Lucille Blues
Painting
Lucille Anderson
Head to Toe
Kris Muntan Painting
Kris Muntan
Landscape Layers
Kat Ryalls Painting
Kat Ryalls
Impala
Meghan Methe Painting
Meghan Methe
Louisiana Roots 2
Emma Fick Painting
Emma Fick
Festival des Acadiens
Devin De Wulf Folk / Outsider Art / Painting / Photography
Devin De Wulf
Gold Rush
Mary Singleton Painting
Mary Singleton
Seekers of Light
Kate Hanrahan Illustration / Mixed Media / Painting
Kate Hanrahan
Pete Fountain
Alexandra Kilburn Illustration / Painting
Alexandra Kilburn
Orgullo
MILAGROS Collective Painting
MILAGROS Collective
Wet Bread
Thomas Deaton Painting
Thomas Deaton
Beady Black
Patrick Henry Victory Arts
Painting
Patrick Henry
Swamp Goddess Print
Saegan Swanson Painting
Saegan Swanson
Prayer
Blair Dupre Painting
Blair Dupre
Goldenheart Jones
Monica Rose Kelly Monica Kelly Studio
Painting
Monica Rose Kelly
The Blues
Darlene Langendonk Art Impressions
Painting
Darlene Langendonk
Circus Pig – on Chartres Near NOCCA
Ramiro Diaz Painting
Ramiro Diaz
"The Peaches are Better Down the Road" Homage to Johnny Hodges
George McClements Painting
George McClements
Okra Farms: Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans, LA
Miro Hoffmann Painting
Miro Hoffmann
Woodlands Conservancy Study #2
Stephen Rooney Painting
Stephen Rooney
Ironing Board Sam over Jackson Square
John Turner Painting
John Turner
Pineapple 104
Drew Cooke Mixed Media / Painting
Drew Cooke
Entangled
Shelby Little Painting
Shelby Little
Fossil Bed
Evan Koch Painting
Evan Koch
Last Supper with Special Guests print
Cheryl Anne Grace Painting
Cheryl Anne Grace
Mississippi River Run
Ellen Macomber Ellen Macomber Studio
Painting
Ellen Macomber
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